Ta’ Betta Jean Parisot - Chardonnay 75cl
Winery: Ta’ Betta Wine Estates
Wine Style: dry medium to full-bodied, with a medium+ acidity, medium+ alcohol, very well balanced oak.
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Food Pairing: cheese, savoury pastries, foie gras, cold cuts of meat, fish and seafood.
Description: Inspired by Fra’ Jean Parisot de Valette a French nobleman and 49th Grand Master of the Order of Malta, from 1557 to his death in 1568. Grand Master La Valette defended the Maltese islands and defeated the Ottomans against all odds at the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. The foundation stone of the city of Valletta was laid by him in 1566.This oak-fermented Chardonnay, produced against all odds, is a complex wine which conveys apricot, white fig and vanilla to balance the acidity and alcohol, which in some years exceeds 14%vol. This is a big wine, somewhat amber in colour reflecting the hot climate and ripeness of the fruit, big in stature at least as much as our reds.